Chocolate Milk Martini

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Mixology Monday is back and this month the folks at eGullet are hosting. The topic for September is “Dizzy Diary” or more simply cocktails made with dairy products and eggs. Not sure how eggs made it in there as dairy, but hey, why not.

Having just completed the Bar Smarts course, I wanted to use some of my knowledge. I wanted to take a classic and modify it slightly and I chose the classic martini of 1/2 Gin, 1/2 Vermouth and a dash of Orange bitters. I also decided to take this martini from before dinner to after. We all need dessert ya know.

Here’s what I did. I used vodka rather than gin and replaced the vermouth with chocolate milk. What a got was a glass of chocolaty goodness with just a hint of spice from the bitters.

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  • 1 ½ oz vodka
  • 1 ½ oz chocolate milk (I made mine using half & half and chocolate syrup)
  • Dash orange bitters


In a mixing glass, prepare the chocolate milk by adding the half & half to the chocolate syrup. Next, add your ice and a dash of bitters. Give the whole thing a stir. Next, add in the vodka. Grab the metal part of your Boston shaker and secure it on the mixing glass. Shake well to get a nice froth and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with… what else? A chocolate olive like the ones from Cholive.

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